According to multiple eyewitnesses, Russell Crowe invited 10 people to his hotel suite at a Bev Hills hotel, for dinner and to listen to music. One of the guests he invited was RZA, who brought Azealia along.
Azealia is said to have laughed at Russell’s choice of songs , remarking that he and his white friends are just boring. A female guest didn’t appreciate that comment and defended Russell which sparked flames.
Daily Mail reports :
“Azealia Banks claimed Russell Crowe assaulted her on Saturday night.
The rapper, 25, wrote on Facebook on Sunday: ‘To recap my night, I went to a party at Russell crowe’s (sic) suite, at which he called me a n****r, choked me, threw me out and spat at me.’
She added: ‘The men in the room allowed it to happen. I feel terrible today.’
However, Azealia deleted the post soon afterwards as other claims emerged telling a very different story.
According to a source, eyewitnesses at the party claimed Azealia was the aggressor and Crowe was forced to carry the rapper out of his room during a private party due to her becoming violent.
The eyewitnesses claim Banks made a bizarre statement directed toward Crowe about slashing his throat and that of another guest with her wine glass. Banks then allegedly, according to sources, cocked her glass back and Crowe intervened.
Reps for both Russell Crowe and Azealia Banks have been contacted by DailyMail.com for comment.
The incident is said to have occurred on Saturday night at Crowe’s hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
According to sources for TMZ, it all began when Azealia snickered at Russell’s music selection and called he and another person in the room ‘boring white men.’
Then when a female party guest jumped to his defense, the 212 rapper went on a threatening diatribe.
According to their insider, Banks said: ‘You would love it if I broke my glass, stabbed you guys in the throat, and blood would squirt everywhere like some real Tarantino s***.’
Witnesses say she used the n-word numerous times and Crowe remained calm until she reached for a glass and cocked it back.
At least four guests/witnesses who gave statements during the investigation used the word ‘erratic’ to describe Azealia’s behaviour according to TMZ. They also claim that RZA said she used the n-word and not Crowe.
In Azealia’s since-deleted posts on social media, The Big Beat hitmaker has a much different story as she wrote: ‘To recap my night, I went to a party at Russell Crowe’s suit, at which he called me a n*****, choked me, threw me out and spat at me”.